Canvey Island

Album: Do You Like Rock Music? (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • Canvey Island is located in the Thames estuary where it is separated from the mainland of south Essex by a network of creeks. Lying below sea level it is prone to flooding at exceptional tides, and in 1953 a flood swamped the island causing the deaths of 58 residents. This song was written by British Sea Power singer Yan after he became fascinated by a radio documentary about the disaster.

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